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9-28-2010 @ 3:56PM
Will there be a change in the functionality of spirit? As it stands now spirit is useless to us for a reason. Come cata, should we wait 5 seconds, then cast mana tide so it actually restores mana?
9-28-2010 @ 4:07PM
Well, spirit is our end all be all for regeneration in Cata. So it is a very important healer stat for resto shaman. Right now it's useless to us because we don't derive anything from it through talents. In Cata with MP5 directly drawn from spirit, and with Meditation giving us our "while casting" Mp5, spirit is super important. It restores a decent amount of mana regardless of whether you cast it while continuing to cast or waiting the 5 seconds. Just expect to use it fairly often at first as you get used to the new style of healing.
9-28-2010 @ 9:11PM
As I understand it, the five-second rule will be gone. Hadn't played with it on the PTR, though. We're supposed to get just in-combat and out-of-combat regen.And crit is still a mana regen stat, too, since we've still got the crit-procs-water shield talent. Or at least we did last time I looked.
9-29-2010 @ 12:13AM
That's what I was gonna say. I remember them saying they got rid of the 5 second rule and therefore standing around not casting wouldn't increase your regen in the slightest.
9-29-2010 @ 9:31AM
Not casting wont technically increase your mana regen, but you will of course not be spending mana so opting not to cast might still be benificial occassionally. I think in general you should be casting your efficient heal in those spaces though, you don't want to fall behind and rely on the costly ones.
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